6 Nightmares Inside ‘Sister Wives’ Robyn Brown’s Dangerous Home Birth

Posted on Jun 10 2016 - 6:29am by BeachSpin

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Fans got a crotch-side view of Sister Wives star, Robyn Brown, giving birth to Kody Brown’s 18th child. The birth episode aired on Sunday, and fans are sounding off on social media, after watching a home birth almost end in disaster. Viewers are blasting the TLC spectacle—and for good reasons.

1. Unsanitary Environment

A home birth is one thing—but to see a baby delivered into a cluttered, junk filled room was disturbing. Viewers saw random household debris littering the surfaces of the bedroom, indicating  that little cleaning had taken place. Why weren’t surfaces cleared and the environment disinfected? Midwife April did not even tie her hair back, even while inches away from Robyn’s still pelvis-jammed baby. April wore her birthing gloves, as she puttered around the room, post-delivery. The highlighted and tacky love poster of Kody and Robyn, also polluted the space.

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2. Broken Bone

A complication called Shoulder Dystocia, occurred during Ariella’s birth. The large baby’s shoulders were stuck, and in a downplayed emergency procedure, April freed the baby, breaking her clavicle in the pressured  delivery. TLC and the Browns shrugged off the complication, but the situation was dicey, and could have been catastrophic. April declared the freshly delivered newborn “pink, breathing and great.” Viewers witnessed a blue-gray newborn, not pink nor healthy looking. No ambulance or expert backup care was called during the delivery crisis, or to examine the baby or the surely torn-up mother. There was no offer or evident availability of supplemental oxygen for Robyn or the baby. Did Ariella even see a pediatrician—ever? April assumed all responsibility for the well-being of a baby and a mother who probably needed far greater post-delivery medical expertise. Hopefully, the duo received further care, even if it was off-camera, sparing April’s quasi-medical ego, and esteemed midwife rep.

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3. Hush Hush

Kody’s obnoxious explanation for Robyn’s quiet, though tortured demeanor smacked of domineering, patriarchal nonsense. Kody credited Robyn’s wreck of a mother for advising her daughter to remain “ladylike, reserved and calm” during labor, “no matter how much pain.” Naturally, Robyn’s mother was a second wife, in a polygamous marriage. Kody lectured that such vocal release interrupts and thwarts labor. My guess is that such intrusive expression is a discomfort for the father. A woman freely expressing herself though the most primal of female experiences, is likely discouraged. Robyn was a miserable mess, but remained obediently demure.

4. The Cord

Ariella’s cord-cutting was made into a family event, in a strange exhibitionist display. Four-year-old Solomon was clearly disturbed by the visual, but the snipping ceremony was shoved into his face anyway. Viewers will remember that Robyn recently spoke of Sol’s scared and weepy nighttime episodes, and the child’s struggle with insecurity issues. There’s nothing like hacking a gray gnarly rope attached to your long-awaited sissy,  to soothe those preschool nerves! Kody admitted that Sol was “very concerned” about the process—which likely means that the poor kid was scared silly.

6 Nightmares Inside 'Sister Wives' Robyn Brown's Dangerous Home Birth

6 Nightmares Inside 'Sister Wives' Robyn Brown's Dangerous Home Birth

6 Nightmares Inside 'Sister Wives' Robyn Brown's Dangerous Home Birth

5. Too Much Love

The family was allowed free reign, almost immediately after the birth. Robyn’s stepfather made sure he was front and center for the intimate fireworks, in a creepy twist. The babe was barely out of the womb when family flooded into the room, all invited to paw their new baby sister. The family assured us that they adopted stringent cleanliness standards—-after the night of Ariella’s birth. We witnessed joyous family excitement, but no hand washing, and no careful attention to the vulnerable immune state of a newborn. Ariella had a broken clavicle, but was passed around a dozen times, despite her tender shoulder and arm. Ariella’s official initiation into the Brown’s inner-sanctum was likely a painful, and definitely a grubby one.

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6. Robyn’s Intuition

Robyn made reference to “feeling off,” and that her with-child intuition was off the charts, pointing to a problematic delivery. Robyn tried to downplay her post-delivery horror on the TLC sofa, explaining away her feeling of dread as just an indicator of a “more difficult” delivery. However, her tears told the real story. Robyn KNEW that a dire situation had just occurred, and her mind has probably replayed the disastrous horror that they managed to dodge, more than once.  Her post-trauma speech is just another example of the glossed-over half-truths that have become the norm on the Brown compound.

Fans have been sounding off on Twitter, since the episode aired.

Just another day on the cult-de-sac. The forced plural family frolic is meant to distract viewers from an increasingly disturbing undercurrent, as TLC continues to capture the Brown’s reality.  It’s not working.

 

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  • JustSayin

    I didn’t watch, never have, never will, but good lord! I just got to the pics of the baby after the cord cutting section, and Jesus that baby looks DEAD. Definitely not pink and healthy looking =(

    • Marcy Scrot

      And can someone tell me what is heroic about dad cutting the cord? Cheers?

    • chacha1

      JS it is too bad you did not see when she first came out, face up mouth totally open and I did think that child was dead

  • Reelin4real

    Thank you for writing about this. I’ve been “disturbed” about all of this, and you wrote it out well. SO unsanitary! So “public”, for folks who claim “modesty standards”. Seeing her in such pain, yet not being “allowed” to even cry out was like watching someone being tortured. Hearing Grody “coaching” her only multiplied it. Heck…this whole episode felt like it was made to torture me!

    & that poor baby. From the womb to center stage, with no adjustment time at all to just…breathe and get used to the world a bit before “lights, cameras, action”.

    I’m not one for a lot of prayers, but i do pray these folks lay off of the procreation and spend their energies on the lives they’ve already released on the world.

    No more inner thighs and strained grunts and parents taking vag. shots. NOT ‘entertaining” at all, to me.

    • chacha1

      you can rant all you want here because I was totally disgusted by the whole episode and was just waiting for Christine and Kody to start a line dance passing the baby …..

      • Curious

        I found this episode really disturbed me more than usual, I think it was the glimpse into the background that we snark about, but hearing Kody say those ridiculously stupid things about women, and the fact that her mom and dad or stepdad were there just put an extra creep factor on it for me.

        • YeahThat

          I agree for heavens sake this is her upteenth kid……why on earth they could not take a seat in the living room is beyond me…why wasn’t Grandma baking a cake and Grampa having a cocktail over at Meris Wetbar

          • Curious

            No kidding!

          • Snarky Snarkerton

            I had to laugh at Grandma sitting on the floor – I understand she was praying but why can’t she pray sitting in the chair? Then grandma and step-daddy sitting in chairs set up at the end of the bed like they’re at a ball game! The whole thing was comical and disturbing!

          • SouthernNights

            Step-gramps being in the room is one thing but getting a front row seat was full blown creepy. I guess double shirting modesty doesn’t extend to the v-jay even for gramps.

          • Denise Kruszka Anderson

            this comment is so gross yet accurate, lol

      • Reelin4real

        Thank you. I luv this sites civility and humor combo. Very rare! 🙂

    • Curious

      I totally agree, and I do really hope that they stop having babies. As Hunter put it so well “we have enough kids already”.

      • Reelin4real

        They REALLY do. Deductions for years. Enough already!

    • Ravello

      In the US mothers are routinely kangarooing their newborns skin to skin immediately after birth. A knit skullcap is immediately placed on the head. Lights are dimmed, everyone is quiet. Weight and measurement tasks are postponed for this important bonding experience. Dads get involved too and have skin to skin time. The baby is breastfed.
      Visitors must wait a couple hours.
      My daughter had this experience with both of her babies and said it was heaven on earth.

      My guess is Kodes receives a TLC bonus for every birth filmed. Add some drama and the payoff increases.

    • Maggie

      I couldnt stop thinking about that poor baby’s pain, even now its a tormenting thought. She looked dead in one shot, there shouldve been paramedics there. Step dad in vag front row was wrong on more than one level. Passing the baby around while it was likely in a lot of pain, full of anxiety due to the noise & lights was the worst thing they couldve done. You mark my words, that little girl is going to have a nervous disorder and be very clingy and frightened. She wont remember the birth, but for years she will remember that scary painful feeling, and she wont understand it. It happens with babies born to drug mothers. It was just all wrong, if Robyn has another, she needs to check into the hospital

  • YeahThat

    After watching this…I have to wonder how many dead babies are buried in these religious communities, that shun the outside world, and go to great lengths to keep the outside world from catching any glimpse of what is really going on…………Also the 2 wives on the couch talking about how in the beginning they talked Robyn into home births….because doing a home birth with hubby Kody is the closest thing to heaven on earth….and you will be so blessed to have had that experience….Something that they didn’t want their sisterwive to miss out on…..Hogwash…If they had to suffer through it no sisterwive is going to get to go to the Hospital and have it easy!!!!

    • Marcy Scrot

      Supposedly she had them all as home births

      • YeahThat

        But, why would the other sister wives do talking heads on couch…about talking her into home births……..sounded like Robyn was against home births….oh well

        • Birdie

          I think that was just idle banter…in reference to her first pregnancy with coach from heaven Kody. Just an excuse to sing his praises…I don’t think she had any intention of considering a hospital.

          • YeahThat

            OK thanks for the reply….your answer is believable singing the glories of their Captain Kody….Holly Titanic…:-)

    • chacha1

      Those Sister Slugs are MORONS without a working brain cell among them, I am sick of the “Father of the Year” accolades they constantly throw at Kody’s feet… do they wash his feet with their hair …. what a bunch of wonkey eyed inbred whackjobs …… I remember a movie with Warren Jeffs where he would be having sex with a teenager and would force the other young girls to watch … the only difference is that Drippy Dickie Kody is boinking the slugs and they are adults ….. and this is just my opinion ….

      • Reelin4real

        I didn’t even fit that into my first rant on this. Those poor children, especially the boys! They didn’t ask for any of this, and you could just see the fear in that lil’ one. I don’t know all of the names, but he was SO young and the whole cord cutting bit was just so wrong for children and viewers alike I wanted to, yet again, punch Grody in his throat.
        I know there is CPS in LV. I loved living there, and am very glad I left before those cretins moved in. Blech.

    • Birdie

      You KNOW dead babies are covered up all the time–creepy ish.

    • sideof Sour Cream

      Lots. Plyg escapees have confirmed it. FLDS are born with genetic abnormalities all the time. One in particular a type of Downs syndrome related to inbreeding.

    • Snarky Snarkerton

      There are cemeteries in Utah full of Furmarese babies that died at birth or shortly after birth. Someone I know had a link about a certain plyg cemetery that was known as the cemetary of forgotten babies! Because plygs are known for inbreeding, many babies are born with Furmarese disease and die shortly afterwards. It’s very sad!

      • YeahThat

        Thanks for the info…I went and looked it up…very interesting.

      • SassyMcAsspants

        I just found an article about that, Snarky…. fascinating. It’s in Short Creek and you can find it on Google maps. There appears to be a significant amount of burials on the property, judging by ground disturbance (archaeologists love aerial photos for that exact reason ;)), but they don’t have anything listed on Find a Grave (another awesome resource), so I can’t judge if they are all or mostly children’s graves. I’m’ sure they wouldn’t volunteer to put that information out there, but I was hoping someone had documented the stones. Thanks for the Friday end-of-work reading. 🙂

      • SouthernNights

        I saw it featured on a show a few years back. I had to have a box of tissues to watch. Even though Kody isn’t trading off his daughters at a young age to their cousins, uncles and perverted old men, and dropping his teenage sons off on the side of the road, he’s still a preacher/teacher for one of the very groups that are involved in such practices. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’d be doing the same thing, if he didn’t have TLC in his hip pocket and the viewers watching. At least TLC exposure has given the children a better chance in life than other children born into the cult.

      • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

        This. Anyone with doubts or questions should Google “FLDS babyland” It’s atrocious.

        I’ve also read insinuations that disabled babies are “taken care of” by aunt and uncle so-and-so, meaning those poor souls quickly end up in babyland cemetery too. They have stacks of pre-signed death certificates…..

        Now I want to vomit.

        • Snarky Snarkerton

          It’s all very sad! People argue that the Browns are not part of the FLDS but they are part of the AUB which was started by Christine’s great grandfather after he and others broke away from the FLDS! Don’t let them fool you that they don’t practice the same beliefs as the FLDS! Christine, Kody and Meri have a relative in common in their bloodlines – plyg inbreeding at it’s finest!

          • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

            I agree!! AUB is not too different from FLDS. You can see it in the way the adult Browns distrust the outside world.

            I’ve been working my way through a very informative website that can be found by googling “Politics Principle Tumble.” Very eye-opening for me as to what fundamentalist Mormonism is about in all its forms. I only have about 360 pages to go…..

            I would post the link but I don’t think I can do that here. But for anyone interested in learning more, it’s easily found via those search keywords.

          • Snarky Snarkerton

            Another one is Sound Coalition. I think Christine’s aunt, Kristen Decker, writes most of the articles on there. She escaped an abusive polygamist husband so she knows the truth of what goes on behind closed doors!

          • SassyMcAsspants

            Oh, I’ll have to check that out (and Snarky’s too!). There’s a couple great ex-Mormon forums out there too. You may have to dig, but they are crazy informative.

  • Jennymckitty

    Not only did the distal extremities look cyanotic for well over 5 minutes, her thorax did as well. I wouldn’t have ever given the baby an APGAR over 7 and that is giving her a 2 for pulse since I couldn’t evaluate it via my couch. Not that I noticed April doing it either. She really needed some O2 and positive pressure ventilation. I hope some malpractice attorney was watching this. It was very unsettling to watch.

    • chacha1

      ITA Jenny.. that baby looked like she was born dead ….

      • Snarky Snarkerton

        I agree Cha, that baby was blue!

    • Doralee85

      5 min? If they showed the entire birth the show would have been 4 hours long. I’m guessing they edit for highlights. What I saw, she came out grayish, let out her first cry and got color. She weighed her and checked her arms etc. She wasn’t doing that with a blue baby that wasn’t breathing.

      People see what they wanna see I guess and we all seem to have seen something different…. which is why humans make terrible eye witnesses lol.

      The baby appears healthy at this point in time so it couldn’t have been that bad at birth or she’d have some issues I would think. Unless that’s yet to be determined.

  • Doralee85

    A couple notes,

    We don’t know that an ambulance may or may not have been there. Where I am in Canada, you can have a home birth with a midwife but an ambulance attendant is supposed to be there.

    Second, the broken clavicle is actually apparently common in child birth of bigger babies…. I didn’t believe it until I researched it.

    Third, while hospitals seem like a greater assurance, complications can and do occur in hospital with dire outcomes. My cousin was delivered in hospital, only 6lbs…. forceps used and he had immediate complications and was in hospital 2 months, because of the forceps. Why my aunt and uncle didn’t sue I will never know…. but he has lived 40 years with learning disabilities.

    Just like shows with people out in the animal kingdom that prob have 5 guys with guns behind the camera ready for an emergency, we don’t know if TLC had an ambulance attendant standing in the background. Makes for better ratings for that to be unknown.

    The babies heart rate was monitored during the delivery so she was aware the baby was not in distress.

    The baby also cried pretty quickly after birth and looked just fine to me. She wouldn’t have been weighing her so quickly if the baby was blue and not breathing.

    I know some people are pro hospital, some are pro midwife. To each their own. The baby is here and healthy in the here and now.

    Anyway, just my thoughts.

    • chacha1

      The baby came out blue/grey with it’s mouth open and looked dead and not for a minute do I believe an ambulance was standing by because the cameraman would have been all over it … sorry but I respectfully disagree with your comment, one thing is true, a hospital birth does not insure a complicated birth has positive results, however, I will take my chances in a hospital any day JMO

      • Doralee85

        We can disagree 🙂

    • Birdie

      I seriously doubt an ambulance was there. TLC is simply filming the way these loons do things, not creating some new scenario. The Browns said themselves that they don’t like hospitals–ambulances would fall under the same category— because they ask questions. To equate home birth risk factors with fluke occurrences in hospitals is silly.

      • Doralee85

        Because a reality show is never ever manipulated lol.

        They didn’t say they didn’t like hospitals because they ask questions, they said “some polygamists” they also said when they were first having babies they wouldn’t bring everyone to the hospital for that reason. Half of Jenelles were born in hospital and half at home. Same with Christine. Truly was only 4 or 5 years ago born in a hospital.

        • Birdie

          Thanks I’m aware…I have watched this show from the beginning. I simply believe that once they decided to go old school, that is what they did. If there was an ambulance, surely oxygen would have been administered. Their dramatic reactions to their supposed “persecution” …fleeing Utah under the cover of night, would lead me to believe that they would solidly fall under the “some polygamists” category. They relate to the most scrutinized, not the least.

        • Snarky Snarkerton

          Before Truly was born they explained Christine was having her in the hospital because Christine had a bad miscarriage previous to getting pregnant with Truly. They said then that they don’t like to go to hospitals because “they ask too many questions” so most of their births are home births. Just those sneaky plygs trying to get away with not naming a father so they can collect welfare and state insurance!

          • sideof Sour Cream

            yes. And the depraved Scrody isn’t about to miss out on his obvious birth fetish by putting the baby or wife’s needs above his own.
            nasty, greedy plygs.

      • Appletini

        They don’t like hospital bills IMO

    • Curious

      I didn’t think the baby looked fine after the birth at all and was not a good color for a long time.

      • Doralee85

        I’m def not disputing that she didn’t look good when she just came out, but I thought she cried really quickly and then got her color. I’m gonna have to watch it again as I still have it on PVR.

    • PCpolice

      Hi Doralee. Where home births used to be a hippie, commune type living experience, it’s now trendy, “in style”. What pushers of home birth don’t really speak too much of, is the number of tragedies that occur as a result. Midwifery has become another big business, so to speak negatively about it, is to harm the industry.
      Parents who’ve lost their newborns due to home birth, or lack of emergency care as a result, grew in numbers so much, that they needed support groups, voices heard, warnings given “Hurt by Homebirth” is worth visiting for anybody considering this method.
      I know conventional medicine is full of potholes, but nobody can deny they have all the equipment at the ready, including an O.R for immediate removal of an at risk, partially birthed baby. Intubation, life support, real physicians with specialties in obstetrics, neonatalogy, etc. I never considered birthing mine at home. I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself had I lost mine due to insufficient medical care. As it turns out, my first child became wedged, unable to pass through due to my anatomy. It quickly became an emergency situation because his umbilical cord wrapped around his shoulder, was also slowing his heart rate to dangerous lows. They whisked me from my birthing room to an O.R.. Very frightening. Luckily my OB employed the vacuum extraction method to quickly birth my son without a c-section. While I know there’s risks with this method, had I been home, my newborn may have been stillborn. At the very least, I would’ve had to have been rushed to an E.R. Thank God I was already there!

      • Doralee85

        Thanks for your respectful reply PC!

        You know the more I’m reading, I’m realizing we might have completely different regulations where I am. I am in Canada and midwives and home births have regulations according to Canadian government/law. They can ONLY be for low risk births and healthy mothers. Any kind of risk you cannot have a midwife at home or birthing centre. You can still have a midwife BUT it has to be a hospital. In my case if I had a midwife I would have been sent to hosptial for the birth because she pooped in me and meconium automatically made me high risk.

        Does that not apply in the US also? I had a great pregnancy and was low risk until my water broke. If you are pregnant with twins, have breech baby, baby poops, you have high blood pressure, baby shows any inkling of distress…. (to name a few examples) you are automatically considered high risk and cannot birth at home or at a birthing centre. I assumed this was the case in the US as well?

        Stats show out of 5000 women in US in Canada delivering with midwife with LOW risk pregnancies were almost the same in one study I read about . If women are having midwives at home with high risk pregnancies….well no wonder everyone is up in arms.

        • sideof Sour Cream

          Interesting! Is there a punishment in Canada for participating in a high risk home birth? Here, the only punishment, as far as I know, would be the health risks to mom and baby.
          All a person would have to say is “I didn’t know I was pregnant” or, “we didn’t have time to get to the hospital” and what could the authorities do?
          Bottom line is it’s hard to force a person to care about her own safety, and until something happens, the baby’s health is subjected to the whims of it’s idiot parents…

          • Doralee85

            That I’m not sure of…. prob not, but any registered midwife would have to follow regulations. I imagine there are “underground” midwives but they wouldn’t be paid well like the legit ones.

            My cousins wife tried to times to have her baby at the birthing centre with her midwife but each time the baby pooped in her so they went to the hospital (and midwife delivered).

        • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

          Robyn would have been considered high risk based on her age alone. Any pregnant woman over age 35 is considered “Advanced Maternal Age” and high risk where I live. Robyn Brown is over 35, thus high risk.

          And your stats (for which I don’t see a source, nor do I know how credible said source is) say that complication rates were *almost* the same with midwife. Not better. Having a midwife home birth doesn’t statistically improve the odds (which again, are for a low risk woman, which Robyn Brown is NOT).

          It’s not worth it to me to risk a baby’s life or health. I’d do everything in my power to give my baby the best chance at a healthy start in life. Robyn didn’t. She rolled those dice and ended up breaking her poor, helpless baby.

          • Doralee85

            See PC’s info above. Canadian standards are far diff apparently. Midwives here are University educated. I am referring to midwives from that perspective and actually assumed all midwives, regardless of country (except maybe 3rd world) would have to be University educated and trained, not back yard barn training.

          • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

            Doesn’t change my reply or my thoughts at all. Robyn ignored her motherly intuition and made a choice that risked her baby’s life and health. She decided something else (TLC money, Kody’s pride) was more important than the health of her baby.

            I think she made the wrong choice, especially being advanced maternal age and high-risk.

            I’m not discussing anyone else’s birth or choices. Just Robyn and her mistake, so don’t take this personally.

        • PCpolice

          Good Saturday to you Doralee! Thank you as well. I read a bit about it and learned that you’re right, U.S. midwifes are the least educated midwifes in the “entire world”. Lack of requirements/regulations makes this possible. I had no idea. College education isn’t a requirement, nor science classes or healthy classes, unlike their Canadian and European counterparts who do have hospital training and much, much more. Most U.S. midwives wouldn’t be eligible for licensure within the U.K, Canada, or any other first world country due to lack of required, sufficient training. Neonatal death rate
          is at least triple that of low risk hospital birth. CDC noted planned home births 37+weeks gestation, the neonatal death was 600% higher than hospital birth.
          A lot of babies have suffered, many died as a result of America’s low standards. It’s shocking. The midwife industry within the states uses very misleading stats when selling their services. I won’t try to list them here, but a simple google search or linked articles from
          Hurt by Homebirth are revealing. I didn’t trust it before, but with this new info, it’s shocking they’re getting away with this practice.
          One reliable stat you won’t hear them site (in the U.S.) is that the mortality rate for low risk hospital birth with a certified nurse midwfe 0.34 per thousand, with a Non nurse midwife which is allowable in the U.S. the death rate jumps to 2.62 per thousand, which is
          7 times higher! That’s crazy. Even worse, the home birth death rates are rising, but nobody’s doing anything about it, at least for now. Lastly, I’m in the states, but was as low risk as one could be, full term, zero complications throughout pregnancy, everything was great, I’ have been a seemingly good candidate for home birth in any of these countries. With deadly unforeseeable circumstances that often occur however, the only way a nurse midwife would’ve delivered mine successfully, is if she was practicing within a hospital.

          • Doralee85

            Hey PC! Thanks for all the info! so it is in fact drastically different here in Canada. I have a couple friends that went to university to become midwives. I can’t believe that’s not the case everywhere! That’s insane!

            Yes I know a lot of women that had midwives and almost all were in hospital, a couple at home (with an ambulance attendant present) and a couple at the birthing centre.

          • PCpolice

            You’re welcome Doralee! The states need to adopt stricter standards such as those within your country, that’s for sure.

      • Amy Doss-Andres

        It may have been for hippies, but in the early 1900’s and even when my dad was born in 1944, they had home births for those who didn’t have money to give birth in hospitals. What I’m saying is, home births were for poor people as well.

        • PCpolice

          Certainly. It’s no longer for the poor, as the poor usually receive free medical. From the 60’s to now, it’s a “hip”, earthy, bohemian, flowers, peace signs and nude mothers kind of thing. You know what mean..

    • Amy Doss-Andres

      I guess you’re right about some people being pro-midwife and pro-hospital. I never really thought about that. But, after having 4 in the hospital, I know I could handle a home birth now.

  • Ravello

    Robyn was in labor a couple days which tells me this poor infant was in distress for quite some time. Brain damage can occur when a baby is pounded and pounded for hours on end against the cervix. They won’t know for a couple years if the baby is going to be OK.
    This is baby number 5 for Robyn and she should have delivered much easier, the cervix should dilate quicker, etc. Robyn should have been taken to the hospital early in the process when she failed to progress. Immediate C section was needed.

    I am a medical professional and was horrified that the midwife manually tore the remaining cervix, that is not done in the OB community.
    Kody gets creepier and creepier and his coaching was so obnoxious.

    The baby name is awful, never heard of it, I cannot pronounce it. They seemed to know it was a dumb name as they shortened it to an even dumber nickname,

    • KT

      Thanks for your professional opinion. It’s especially disturbing that you rightly point out that time will tell for this little girl whether or not she will have any long term effects of this horror show of a birth. I can only hope they got this little girl to a real doctor as soon as possible. So sad for the poor baby.

      BTW, Ariel is a strong Hebrew name for, I believe, Lion of God. The baby’s name is just a feminization. It’s very Biblical……like Solomon (as opposed to Daytonaurorabreanna)

      • chacha1

        they would never pay a board certified doctor to check out the baby because it would cut into their baby shower money and every other f-ing thing they celebrate

        • KT

          Insert mad/angry emoji. That’s disgusting!! I can’t even imagine. Makes me angry at the adults but sad for the baby. I come from a huge family. So for a while there were babies being born quite often. I remember as a little girl one of my cousins either had that broken clavicle or something wrong with his little shoulder. I remember being told I couldn’t hold him because we had to be really careful of him and. There was a certain way you were supposed to hold him. All the adults were very careful and protective.

          I just don’t understand Robyn. We all know she can speak up. My first instinct would’ve been to say you can look at the baby but I don’t want to pass her around.

          Wouldn’t there be a certain way you’re supposed to handle an infant with a broken clavicle? I mean….I know babies little bones and everything are different. But geeeeez……my son broke his clavicle in his senior year — bottom end of a football pile. It’s painful!!!!!!

          • chacha1

            IKR ??? those freaks were waking up all the kids to drag them over for yet another birth and it was like a game of hot potato

      • Denise Kruszka Anderson

        Technically, his name is David (David Peyton=Dayton)… but yea otherwise not biblical names.

        • Snarky Snarkerton

          His name is David Preston – Daddy is David Preston Jessop!

          • sideof Sour Cream

            plyg royalty! LOL!!!

        • KT

          LOL! Denise….that Daytonaurorabreanna was just a little snark because Robyn used to refer to her kids like that. She would say their names altogether like it was almost one word. But also, I think (and I could be mistaken) that Dayton’s given name was David Preston Jessup after his father whom they like to erase. They combined the first and middle and got Dayton.

          I think that’s how it went. Somebody correct if I’m wrong.

          • Denise Kruszka Anderson

            Oh you are right, David Preston, I was close LOL

    • chacha1

      That is how my GF’s baby was born, banging away and her daughter has celebral palsey as a result of that traumatic birth

      • YeahThat

        OMG…awful how sad

      • Doralee85

        Did she have a home birth too?

        I wonder if something like that happened with Leah Messners baby? I think that’s her name.from teen mom…. or did she have the twins by c-section.

        • Amy Doss-Andres

          She had a c-section.

      • Ravello

        Birth injuries related to a difficult labor and delivery include learning disorders and slightly low IQ’s. When a child is evaluated for any learning or cognitive issues the OB history is always reviewed.. It is of significance if labor and delivery were prolonged.

    • Birdie

      YES–I am not trained but I was shocked at how she let her push with her cervix not fully dialated.

    • Doralee85

      No disrespect but sometimes medical professionals think it’s an immediate c-section when it’s not, or don’t do the c-section when it should have been. I pushed for 3 hours, perhaps that constitutes “banging” against the cervix. I didn’t rip or tear one bit because of the stretching for so long as I pushed (and then she’d slide back in) . I wasn’t dilating after almost 2 days labour and refused epidural until they convinced me it would relax my body and would dilate. I finally gave I after 20 hours and within 30 seconds of the epidural heart rate dropped and they rushed me to the OR. The nurses said I was having a c-section. Her heart rate went back to normal and they still insisted on c-section. I said no one was touching me unless the OBGYN said so and that the baby was in distress. She wasn’t. They monitored me and sent me back to my room where I laboured for another 5-6 hours. It helped me dilate to 5 cm (the epidural that almost hurt my baby, encouraged by medical professionals). Anyway short story LONG 😉 She’s 4 and healthy and frickin intelligent.

      Every situation is diff, every birth can turn ugly, we all have diff experiences and I think

      • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

        Goop? Is that a medical term?

        Your L & D experience was yours. It happened one time. Once. It’s a statistically insignificant incident that really has nothing to do with the Brown child (which was actually a blue child).

    • sideof Sour Cream

      What with being born into this horrific “family”, maybe brain damage is a blessing in disguise? 😉

    • Snarky Snarkerton

      To me it sounds like areola!

    • Appletini

      I thought odd they said Aria. I live in Las Vegas. We have a casino The Aria.

  • chacha1

    Dirty. Filthy. Greasy. Perverted. Disgusting. Rat Bastard, do nothing slug polygamists ……

    • Amy Doss-Andres

      My thoughts are that Robyn trusted her midwife the same as we trusted our OBGYN’s

  • chacha1

    Beach Spin great article and you are disgusted as we all were, Just Saying did not see the episode and I was wondering if you could post the minute that baby was yanked out of the birth canal face up with mouth open … anyone who did not see this episode will be shocked at that picture ….. let those freaks the Brown Holes who troll and read here see it again …..

    • sideof Sour Cream

      I don’t know nothin’ bout birthin’ no babies chacha, why is that so bad?

      • SipsTealikeLisaV

        Roflol

  • Terry1993

    The baby is absolutely beautiful despite any labor and delivery issues. I had three csections in hospitals… stuff still went wrong I hate to say. I am not a Robyn fan but, she just had a baby! A very LARGE baby at home and deserves some respect for that because most of us would have been at the hospital with that big of a baby. I hope they both received medical care shortly after to ensure they were ok. I really wish they would have told us this on the sofa talk… that they then saw a pediatrician and a gyno to make sure both mom and baby were well. It appeared Robyn got really big really fast as sometimes come the 5th baby can happen. Or shit quit closet smoking and drinking?? Snark! Oops did I say that? Congrats to the baby for making it through possibly the worse case scenario next to delivering on the toilet.

    • Doralee85

      My friend delivered two 9 lb babies at home . Mine was a hospital because I couldn’t get a midwife in time, but I prob would have still had her in hospital with the midwife. I had really hoped I’d go into labour for 5 min and just have her at home so I didn’t have to get stressed at hospital lol, as I know they like to pressure for medical interventions (epidural, induction, c-section) and I was super relaxed at home. But my water broke and it was greenish so I knew she pooped in me so hospital was only option. (unless she had popped out right then and there haha!)

      I think if you hate the family you will be disgusted by every thing they say and do…. if you like them, or at least respect their freedom of religion, you can see goodness in them. If that made sense.

      For whatever reason they believe polygamy gets them into heaven. Just like Muslims believe what they believe, evangelicals believe what they believe, Buddhists believe in what they believe….. so on and so forth.

      Their lives, their bedrooms, their private parts, their religion…. doesn’t affect me. Unless they are banging my BF, I have no reason to care lol.

      • Birdie

        I can understand your view, being Canadian. Your taxes aren’t being pilfered to support spawn spit out in the name of religion.

        • Doralee85

          LOL!!!!

          • Denise Kruszka Anderson

            I don’t think Birdie was trying to be funny.

      • Denise Kruszka Anderson

        So when extremist muslims blow up innocent civilians do they can go to heaven and get 40 virgins and a gold crown, or whatever it is, you just say- I don’t care because it doesn’t affect me- religious freedom and all that? It does affect you if it harms innocent people. In this case, this baby was a total innocent human being whose life was put at risk in the name of a religious belief. That sure bothers me, but if you don’t care…

        • Doralee85

          That has to be the dumbest comparison, no offense. And clearly a Muslim extremist is not a true follower of Muslim faith, but thanks for the Islamophobia.

          Last I checked…. Robins baby IS alive and well soooo not sure what you’re trying to say. Extreme polygamist would be the FLDS church forcing child brides. The Browns are all grown consenting adults. If you believe they are equivalent to an extremist murderer…. you are more than free to do so.

          Many women choose home births and the choice has nothing to do with their religious beliefs. Robin is more comfortable having her babies at home.

          • Denise Kruszka Anderson

            I do think it was a fair comparison- I said *extreme* islamists- not all islam- I am not prejudice. I simply stated a *fact* about what extreme islamists believe and do- which is not being prejudice, thank you very much. Stating what a religion believes in is not fear of them.

            By the same token, the religious beliefs of the Browns ARE considered extreme. And the baby’s life was put at risk. So, if there was a suicide bomber, but nobody died, only broken bones, etc- then that’s ok that they did it because nobody died? I said the baby’s life was *put* at risk, which is a *Fact*. Learn fact from opinion. The adults choose this lifestyle, but the children cannot. They are forced to abide by the rules of this *CULT*.

            So yes, I do liken them to other religious extremists (of any type).

            Many women do chose home births, but *ROBYN* did it for religious reasons, mostly the reason being cause her husband said so, and they believe in a patriarchal rule.

            But you don’t care, you said, so…

          • Doralee85

            I can’t have a discussion with someone putting words in my mouth or trying to create something out of nothing. In reference to THE BEDROOM And their religious beliefs as consenting adults does NOT affect my life. The same thing I say to anyone anti-gay and sooo religious…. what consenting adults do in their bedroom does NOT affect my life.

            Hate them, I don’t give a damn. But don’t try and accuse me of not caring if someone is killed or hurt by a suicide bomber to me saying I respect the Browns religious choices. That’s a big stretch and again you end with “but if you don’t care”. Everyone has the right to their beliefs as long as they aren’t forcing it on others. ALL religions, including All Christian religions indoctrinate their kids from the jump to believe the same as their parents. All religion can be dangerous, but don’t put words in my mouth about what I believe based on saying I respect religious freedom. Does your constitution not give everyone the right of freedom of religion? That doesn’t mean it gives extremists the right to hurt others. Your comments were extreme IMO. One man having 4 wives based on his religion, or 2 gay Christians…. or 2 straight Muslims…. what they choose to consent to in their bedroom as adults is NOT my business and does not AFFECT me… hence why I stated “unless they are f’n my BF it doesn’t affect me”. how you take that to talking about suicide bombers…. is a stretch.

            Just because there are f**kballs in every single religion does not mean I can’t respect the sane ones and their choices. You think Robyns baby was put at risk and at deaths door…. thats your opinion based on edited film. If the baby was really in danger and/or IS damaged I expect family services will be knocking on their door soon and all those that think they are negligent will file complaints on the children’s behalf instead of making assumptions on a blog to someone they don’t know.

            Have a great day.

          • sideof Sour Cream

            lol @ “the sane ones”.
            If these Brown freaks are sane, I’d hate to meet “crazy”. 😉

          • Doralee85

            Lol! Thanks for always keeping it light hearted SOSC!

          • sideof Sour Cream

            I try to see the humor in everything! 🙂

          • chacha1

            Yep

          • Denise Kruszka Anderson

            Just saying you get awfully heated about something you don’t care about and that doesn’t affect you. Why comment at all.

          • chacha1

            Exactly !!!

          • Snarky Snarkerton

            She thinks she’ll change our minds about the Browns and bless her heart for trying but it ain’t gonna work! I’ve done so much research on these liars and grifters and the more I uncover, the more disgusted I am!

          • BeachSpin

            For real..and AMEN.

          • sideof Sour Cream

            Me too Snark. Just when I think it couldn’t get anymore twisted, something always manages to surprise me about these perverted plygs. & not just the Browns, the whole sick lot of ’em.

          • Amy Doss-Andres

            She got heated over your making majorly HUGE assumptions of 2 or 3 things that don’t even come close to what she was even talking about. Essentially, you just made shit up to be shitty to her. I wouldn’t appreciate it either. If she doesn’t care, that’s her perogative and she is allowed to share. YOU didn’t need to comment about a person who commented that YOU don’t even know. And all you did was make assumptions about her.

          • JustSayin

            Very well handled =)

          • SassyMcAsspants

            Agreed!

          • Doralee85

            🙂 Hey Just! Hope all is well!

          • JustSayin

            Hola Doralee! I’m good, cept I think my brain is melting. Getting a crash course of training for a new position at work, like something that should have been given 2 weeks, squeezed into 3 days lol. Very glad it’s Friday =D How about you?

          • Doralee85

            Oh dear! I’m ok , tired. Work work work lol.

          • Reelin4real

            Gotta say that the film of the child first coming out of Robyn wasn’t “edited”, and I truly feared that, by the looks of the child, it was still born.
            Robyn does nothing worthy of respect, especially ignoring common sense birthing methods.

          • Amy Doss-Andres

            So leave her alone!

        • chacha1

          I love your last sentence “that sure bothers me, but if you don’t care”
          ITA …. because they disgust me ……

        • Amy Doss-Andres

          Differing opinions is all that’s between you both. Muslims are a completely different situation on their own.

      • sideof Sour Cream

        It does affect those of us who pay taxes here though. We support these
        greedy plygs whether we like it or not through govt. programs because the vast majority of them cannot and/or will not financially support the dozens and dozens of children they create.

      • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

        Patriarchal cults like the AUB are breeding grounds for secrecy, subjugation of women, incest and molestation of children.

        • Amy Doss-Andres

          That is probably true, but these Brown kids seem okay to me. They seem happy.

      • Ricki W.

        ” so I didn’t have to get stressed at hospital lol, as I know they like
        to pressure for medical interventions (epidural, induction, c-section)”…funny, I’ve had two babies in two different hospitals in two different states and that wasn’t my experience at all. With both, epidural was not even mentioned until I asked for it. I was induced with my second, but I had multiple medical issues that indicated induction, we knew by 25 weeks that I would likely need to be induced early, the goal was to get to 37 weeks and my doctors did everything they could to help get me to 37 weeks with baby still inside and we succeeded in that but yes, the day I hit 37 we induced because my life was in danger. Both of my children were born vaginally though, even though after a traumatic shoulder dystocia with my first I ASKED for a c-section with baby number two-my DOCTOR talked me into giving a vaginal birth another try.

        • Amy Doss-Andres

          No one ever pressured me and I had all 4 natural without drugs. They drugged me up after the babies were born. No epiduals either! I begged to be induced with 2 of 4 of my kids. I got my wish in both cases.

    • chacha1

      I respectfull disagree, not many people here “respect” Robyn and her very public display of a very personal precious moment …. they are disgusting people who risked the life of a baby for the almighty dollar …. they are all snake oil salesmen

  • YeahThat

    Thanks TLC for continuing to have shows about the oddities of life………I know you are no longer The Learning Channel,… so why continue trying to teach us how having multiple wives is a good and godly thing?

    • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

      I’m pretty sure the directors and producers are mocking these people. You can see this show is satire if you watch it closely.. The bananas in the forefront of the kitchen shots, the quote behind Meri’s head when the adults were all sitting in her living room…. They have so much footage and they end up showing us the exact scenes in which these people contradict themselves.

      It happens way too often to be coincidence. It’s satire.

      • sideof Sour Cream

        That sign behind Meri’s head that day….WOW. I remember thinking “they HAVE to have noticed this.” It was clear to me they cropped the shot so just that bottom word would show up while Meri was talking,
        ….damn old age, I can’t remember what it was though!

        • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

          I can’t remember what it said either, but it was awesome. They totally made her sit there and shot from a very specific camera angle to get that in there. Did it say “we’re in trouble?”

          • sideof Sour Cream

            That could be it! overall the sign had a positive message but the bottom word was something like “trouble” or “problem”…..something along those lines.
            It was awesome, ITA. That camera angle was awkward, Meri almost would have had to look side eyed to even see that camera, excellent work! lol!

        • Snarky Snarkerton

          I paused my tv and took a picture because I thought it was hilarious!

          • sideof Sour Cream

            what was the word!!!???

          • SassyMcAsspants

            “Wrong…” Sorry, this was the best pic I could find of it. The word is mostly cut off at the top…*Refresh*

          • sideof Sour Cream

            Perfect Sass! thanks! I refreshed and saw Snark’s pic as well:
            “gone terribly wrong…”

            wow.

          • SassyMcAsspants

            Ahhhhh, I hadn’t refreshed, so I missed the pic. Sorry for the redundancy, y’all.

            And lmao@ gone terribly wrong! Perfect!

          • BeachSpin

            Boy is that an understatement in many areas!

          • Snarky Snarkerton

            I thought it was the perfect metaphor for polygamy! Lol!

          • BeachSpin

            Too kind…but YES. Those stupid word canvases are ridic. There was a funny one above Mare when she was confessing her catfish victimhood too—I remember writing something about it–maybe it was the same one lol.

          • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

            THANK YOU!!

          • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

            Snarky, I just heart this so much. Can I crop your photo and use it as my avatar here?

          • Snarky Snarkerton

            I’m not sure why the other one posted sideways so I fixed the photo – here you go Sliding!

          • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

            Thanks so much!

      • YeahThat

        and lets not forget the Batman garage on the coffee table…when Meri asked to take Sol on her trip…also Solomon in his batman pjs…Robyn and Kody silently stick it to her and she doesn’t even see it

  • Zeltutu

    I am a retired Neonatal intensive nurse. There were many things that could have bee improved at that birth. Too many to comment on here, as we do not know all the details. The one thing I will say though is, one of the early signs of damage is difficulty latching on and suckling properly. Since they took the
    baby on vacation already, we can only assume this is not a issue. I also dislike these people, but we are only privy to a small part of what goes on with them.

    • chacha1

      I have seen enough thank you and I am sure it is worse when the cameras are not on them, Kody has shown a very abusive side to him and he tries to contain it but it seeps thru

      • Zeltutu

        What I meant was I hope most of the drama was for the camera and the baby had better care then we saw. I agree with you about Kody too.

    • Doralee85

      Thank you and agree 🙂

    • Denise Kruszka Anderson

      I wouldn’t make the assumption that just because they took the baby on vaca, that it is breastfeeding properly, not with these idiots. Anyway, they could be bottle feeding her.

      • Zeltutu

        You are absolutely correct, she is probably bottle feeding the baby. After all I have seen in my career, no matter how I feel about the family I don’ t wish any issues with these children.

  • sideof Sour Cream

    I’m wondering, was there ever a DOB given for this kid?
    Maybe the home birth with no safety net was all-important because they didn’t want anyone “official” screwing up their tax deduction if the kid was pooped out after 12/31?

    • YeahThat

      LOL

    • Denise Kruszka Anderson

      Jan 10 at 10:10pm

      • Amy Doss-Andres

        Yes, Jenelle said it. And 9 lbs-9 oz

  • LuxLuxLux

    I don’t watch this show but the headline caught my attention. This is a great article Beach!

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks Lux! 😊

  • Sandy Wood

    Thanks so much for this Beach……….I would like to comment but right now my knees are locked, no oxygen getting to my brain, so I will have to catch ya’ll later.

    • BeachSpin

      OH NO—🤕…where is a dreamboat like Kodes when you need him??

  • Snarky Snarkerton

    Thanks so much for writing this article Beach! The whole fiasco was so disturbing someone needed to point it out! I may be old fashioned but I’ll trust a hospital environment any day over a home birth! When my son was born, my blood pressure skyrocketed, and since I was at 37 weeks my doctor chose to induce labor. After 24 hours in labor, I only dilated to 3, so my doctor did a sonogram and my son was laying sideways, his head wasn’t even in delivery position so my doctor opted for a c-section. When I was in recovery, my doctor told me the cord was around my son’s neck and he probably wouldn’t have survived a vaginal birth so I thank God that my doctor made all the right decisions for me and my son!

    • chacha1

      Thank God is right …..

  • rusty shakelford

    Loved how many seasons ago, when the shyster wives took a night out to downtown vegas, they gave the stank eye to some cocktail waitress walking by, yet Slobbin has no problem televising the births of her children (for money of course) and letting that camera get all up in her naked thighs. GAG!!!!

    • Denise Kruszka Anderson

      yes, another one of the fake religious beliefs that they only use when it suits them- modesty, my foot.

    • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

      Robyn was spreading her legs wide open for money. Hmm, sounds like prostitution.

      • rusty shakelford

        EXACTLY!

        • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

          Omg how salacious!

          • rusty shakelford

            I’m sure her step daddy was salivating… ok I’m done with the step daddy jokes- but I had to get that last one in.

    • Snarky Snarkerton

      For the right price Robyn will gladly show her cooter on camera!

      • rusty shakelford

        except if her step dad’s in the room- then she spreads them for free

      • chacha1

        Hahahahahaaaaaaaa “cooter” I love it LMAO I am dying here over that word

        • SassyMcAsspants

          Teehee, my mom uses the word cooter all the time. Cracks me up!

          • annienonymous

            Sassy… I am curious, where did she first hear that word? I admit I live under a warm, protected rock. I had never heard until the internet age

          • SassyMcAsspants

            I’m not sure, actually. I’ll have to ask her next time I talk to her, lol. I’m curious now too.

          • annienonymous

            Haha…now THAT is a great Mother/Daughter chat. A hallmark moment!

          • SassyMcAsspants

            Teehee! It shall be amusing, fo sho. 😀

          • chacha1

            I call it Miss Kitty but doesn’t everyone ? LOL

          • annienonymous

            Are you telling me the fact I refer to “it” as my “whowho” is not ladylike? I always aspire to be a lady. What about MISS, or being so modern MS Whowho?

      • annienonymous

        lol cooter. I first read this word online at the advent of the internet ( invented by Al Gore 🙂 ) not a porn site, some AOL G rated chat room who knows *shrugs* It still makes me laugh…ah, memories

  • Verda

    “Vocal release interrupts and thwarts labor”???? WTF??? If she was to scream out in pain, would the labor just stop? NO BABY TODAY!!!! Scream again, no baby tomorrow!!! This is just too much! Bahahaha

    • annienonymous

      Vocal release makes some males uncomfortable. One can’t have that in a misogynist society! ( notice I didn’t say men ( males) huge difference

    • Snarky Snarkerton

      Kody suppresses those women from everything! What people don’t realize is that suppression comes out somehow, someway whether it’s a scream fest, crying, or eating! Christine keeps her suppression in a little bottle in her medicine cabinet!

    • Doralee85

      Lol…. huh??

      Actually, I always wondered why in the hell any woman has the desire to scream during labour or pushing? I grunted and moaned… no desire to scream… why waste energy?

    • Carla Snook

      Someone should ensure Kody’s nether regions are clamped on, and then tell him; “NO Screaming !!!!!!!!!”

    • Amy Doss-Andres

      She didn’t even say, I have to push! I thought we ALL said that!

  • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

    I was nesting by my 7th month with both of my sons. I just kept cleaning & organizing things that were spotless & organized. I guess they don’t have those sort of instincts. They are beyond lazy…that’s for sure.

    I’m still getting over their rusty Kitchenaid mixer on Thanksgiving 😖

    If TLC did any sort of intervention with them while filming…someone on that crew with common sense would have told them they should get Truley to a hospital before she became so very ill.

    • chacha1

      TLC and Bravo’s Andy Cohen are only in it for ratings, they enable criminals and gross behavior

    • annienonymous

      Sadly, it appears they are more interested in drama for ratings than possessing any sense of morality. Showbiz, ya know?

    • BeachSpin

      That girl was on death’s door, and the TLC crew was like duh, what, huh?

      • Snarky Snarkerton

        I still shake my head when I remember they had Truly all wrapped in a blanket on the couch, totally catatonic, and Christine stops to explain to the camera about Truly’s eye crossing, blah, blah, blah and she’s now taking her to the hospital! I’m like “shut up Christine and get her to the hospital”! If that was my child, I would’ve knocked the cameraman over trying to get out of the house as quickly as possible!

        • BeachSpin

          The thing that FLOORED me was that they weren’t monitoring fluids or urination–honestly they should have been investigated for neglect.

          • Snarky Snarkerton

            ITA!

          • chacha1

            The Sister Slugs were too busy shopping and drinking beer in San Fran and then when they got home they were shopping for flowers for that stupid commitment ceremony

          • Denise Kruszka Anderson

            That commitment ceremony was so stupid.

        • Denise Kruszka Anderson

          amen

    • chacha1

      that was horrible when the TLC crew did nothing especially when they were aqt the bowling alley and Aspyn sat there with a very sick Truely wrapped in a blanket while Kody was showing off his bowling skills trying to beat his kids and crowing about it

  • Ravello

    Another thing really bothered me and I don’t think it has been mentioned. The baby was left unwrapped far too long and at no time did she have a skullcap on her head. In hospitals newborns are not left uncovered unless they are under a warmer. Newborns lose heat rapidly and can become distressed as a result.

    Another puzzling item is the midwife checked Robyn earlier in the day, determined she was 5 cm dilated, then LEFT the house. There is video of the midwife returning later in the day.
    It is unsafe to leave a multip alone who is having a fifth baby. Was the whole chain of midwife events bogus? Did the midwife have a clue what to do?

    Certified midwives deliver a high percentage of babies born in hospitals but midwives attending home births is totally, completely off the rails. We don’t even know if April is a certified midwife or a Duggar level midwife. My guess is she is not certified.
    Someone up thread questioned what American “regulations” are regarding home births. Regulations would make no difference when something goes wrong and medical help is unavailable. Kody and company feel laws and regulations do not apply to them anyway.

    • chacha1

      this midwife did not cover her hair or do a ponytail, had no mask on and had no supplemental oxygen ready for the mother and baby, Kody kept complaining that Robyn was passing out WTF was that all about ? ….. Kody kept saying the mid-wife was deep into Robyns crotch trying to pull the baby out ….. the room was filthy dirty and had a viewing gallery of family with cameras aimed at the vjayjay, not one of them had a paper gown nor mask on either ….. filthy disgusting people

      • Snarky Snarkerton

        The Browns are the most unhygienic people, from dirty, greasy hair, dirty feet, messy houses, etc. I guess they never heard of Lysol or a vacuum cleaner!

        • BeachSpin

          That dusty crooked lampshade next to Robyn’s head during the delivery was giving me the heebs.

          • Snarky Snarkerton

            That is what I noticed too, Beach! I couldn’t get over the fact of how she was giving birth in such a dirty, unsanitary room! I’m sure it smells like feet too! Ewww! ***shudders***

          • chacha1

            LOL I am SURE it smells like cheesy limberger feet

          • Denise Kruszka Anderson

            lol

          • Denise Kruszka Anderson

            At least meri has the sense to keep her house clean- although after that mattress episode, she probably asks janelle to keep her shoes ON when she comes over.

        • Denise Kruszka Anderson

          My house isn’t this dirty on my worst day. When I was in labor both times, and in the hospital for the 2 days after, I was on my husbands to keep the house clean because I knew people would be coming over to see the baby as soon as I got home. And I came home and straightened up a bit *as soon* as I walked in the door coming home from the hospital. And I have 3 dogs, and other animals and my house is never so disgusting that I would have black feet. I am hoping that she was wearing shoes with black insoles and that is why they were so black- yuck.

        • Amy Doss-Andres

          I guess I haven’t watched the show long enough to see all these things you all are talking about. I didn’t think the bedroom was messy. People usually have things setting on top of their dressers and bedside tables.

    • BeachSpin

      These are NICE catches…THANKS Ravello.

    • Amy Doss-Andres

      I totally agree. My 1st labor was over 12 hours, 2nd baby was 8 hours, 3rd baby–they woke me up from sleeping at 10 til 6 am and he was born at 6:17 am, and my 4th baby took all of 20 minutes. They all got extremely faster. I went from 5 cm to 10 in about 3 minutes. No kidding. The midwife should have at least cleaned the baby off while she was lying on Robyn’s chest, put a hat on and bundled her up ASAP instead of taking all night to cut the cord. Hubby and I were talking about it as we were watching it. We absolutely couldn’t believe the midwife would leave a woman giving birth to her 5th child at 5 cm.

  • rusty shakelford

    I think it is really Interesting how much more tolerant Kody is of Christine now that a) Meri is on the outs and b) she and Robyn have started spending more time together. I always felt like the real reason Kody despises Chrisitne is because she is so loud and bubbly and a natural center of attention (for good or bad) and Kody cant stand the competition.

    • Sandy Wood

      Interesting Rusty, I had never looked at it as Kody considering Christine competition as the center of attention, but I think you are probably right.
      I feel that he appears to be spending more time with Christine (aside from being on the outs with Meri) is very likely because she got the message loud and clear at the rock building exercise…you will kiss Robyn’s Royal Azz …or else.
      Christine saw the wedge between Meri and Robyn and stepped into the breach, even to the point of feigning enthrallment that her daughter chose to live with Robyn rather than her.

      • rusty shakelford

        Yes for sure! you know this is just killing her inside but she can’t miss the opportunity to usurp Meri’s former role of head handmaiden to her majesty.

      • Amy Doss-Andres

        That would be heartbreaking for me. My kids have ONLY 1 mother. PERIOD. I’m sure those mother’s feel the same way. We are all human after all.

  • N Mangini

    I don’t care if Kody has one wife or 10. Please just get this despicable “man” & his unfortunate tribe off the screen. He has nothing left to prove (if he ever did). Even heavy editing can’t hide the spectaclar dysfunction of this horrible family. His TV contract is clearly more important than their well-being. My heart goes out to the newest member of this abusive bunch; that poor little child doesn’t stand a chance. Run, Robyn, run!

    • Sandy Wood

      I agree with everything you are saying N Mangini however, by removing them from TV we would not see how dysfunctional this lifestyle really is.
      It is hard to believe that anyone would consider this as an ideal lifestyle but there may just be people out there who tune in just to see how polygamy works.
      The short answer it doesn’t and even their own adult kids see how demeaning it is for the wives and children.
      IMO Kody Brown has defeated his own purpose.

      • chacha1

        In season 1 it was very apparent how they live and how dysfucntional they all were, they showed themselves to be jealous, angry and miserable especially when Drippy took Sobbin on their honeymoon ……

      • Amy Doss-Andres

        I agree–I think Meri, Christine and Jenelle should have higher self-esteem. If I wanted to be intimate with my husband, I definitely wouldn’t want to wait my turn.

    • chacha1

      what a great comment .. I wish you could send this to TLC but like Bravo they are enablers … this IS a phony lying disgusting group of people and yes, that poor baby, who knows what issues she will have with that traumatic birth

      • N Mangini

        I agree, Sandy, it definitely opened MY eyes. If TLC is trying to educate us about the lifestyle of polygamous families, the dirty Browns are not doing them, or us, any favors. And it makes me sick they are getting a paycheck for jeopardizing that baby’s life. C’mon TLC, their 15 minutes was up a loooong time ago & it looks to me like your network producers are complicit in that terrible, dangerous home birth. SMH. #RunRobynRun

        • chacha1

          yes, yes and YES !!!

        • Sandy Wood

          I too hate that TLC is enabling them to a lifestyle beyond their wildest dreams and ability to earn it on their own.
          I have the least empathy for Robyn, her instincts were telling her that something might go wrong with this birth but she chose to ignore that for the sake of the almighty buck.
          I would love to see the other 3 wives escape with their children and leave Robyn and Kody in the mini kingdom.

          • N Mangini

            Now THAT would be good television! TLC are you listening?

          • chacha1

            they can move into Meri’s clean house with her wet bar and good luck with the other 3 houses that are already trashed by these pigs

        • Amy Doss-Andres

          Why is everyone calling them dirty? They appear clean to me with nice, clean homes. At least Meri’s house is clean. I haven’t watched this very long and I guess I have never really seen Christine or Janelle’s houses. I’ve seen Robyn’s and Meri’s.

  • MarcoPolo

    I wonder if part of the reason they shun hospitals is because of unreasonable attitudes towards c-sections….after all, you can’t have 10 of those..and even after one, it can become dicey to deliver vaginally. Hospitals theoretically threaten reproduction, in general. Do we ever see Down’s Syndrome babies, or babies with defects in these families–besides obvious signs of inbreeding? Considering these women are pregnant until they dry up, it makes no sense to not see or hear of them once in awhile.

    • sideof Sour Cream

      Plygs avoid hospitals because they are expensive and full of mandated reporters.

      • MarcoPolo

        Well yes, of course…I just wondered about the medical side of things. Don’t want those uteruses thwarted.

        • sideof Sour Cream

          ahhh! I see where you are going. Yes, that does make sense as well.

        • Sliding Glass Doors Are Tacky

          Yes, inbreeding in the fundamentalist Mormon community has caused a bottleneck of recessive genes to manifest in a very high rate of infant mortality and congenital birth defects such as Fumarase Deficiency (AKA Polygamist Down’s).

          Google “Tiny Tombstones FLDS Graveyard” and click on the first result.

          You can also google “Fumarase Deficiency” — it’s rarely seen anywhere else in the world outside of polygamous Mormons. It’s extremely likely that many cases have gone unreported & undocumented, so any numbers you see are likely higher.

          Very sad.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            You are totally right about the bottlenecking going on. I’m sure there are plenty of congenital defects we don’t even hear about.

            I guess their population is similar to the Amish with their prevalence of Cohen’s Disease.

    • chacha1

      this is the only family that has been scrutinized by their own greed for TV money….. 18 kids with 4 different mothers doesn’t mean that the odds should be against them and their childrens home births ….. although Dayton has Aspergers he was fathered by David Jessop, not Kody ….. half of the Brown children were born in a hospital ….. we have seen 3 tv births, Christine with Truely and that went well and was in a hospital, Solomon appeared to be delivered with no complications …. however, this child had to be pulled from the womb by a mid-wife and the child has a broken clavicle so we shall see how she is doing as time goes on because TLC seems to keep renewing their fake lifestyle

  • Denise Kruszka Anderson

    Why did Janelle say that Christine and Robyn have more in common because they have little kids together, while hers (janelle’s) were older? Except for Truly, Christine and Janelle’s kids are all the same and they had them in alternation. The youngest before Truly is Savannah. There is as much difference between Sav and Truly as there is between Tru and Sol. I think Janelle was trying to come up with some reason to explain their sudden closeness since she can’t say-well, Kody told Christine to be nice to Robyn or he won’t love her.

  • chacha1

    what really bothered me most of all is that Robyn had no one or nothing to brace her feet and legs to push ….. instead of the perv father who was taking his Hallmark Moment photos, he and Kody should have each grabbed a foot so she would have some leverage when pushing since there was no stirrups…. she had nothing but the midwife digging deep into the birth canal pulling the baby with the wide shoulders out

    • anonymous but curious

      I thought the same this and she got a charlie horse too. Someone should support her legs.

    • Denise Kruszka Anderson

      I don’t understand why her parents sat there all day like that, watching her labor. Even if they couldn’t “see anything”, that would drive me nuts to have people sitting there gawking at me all day, no music or tv on, just silence and everyone staring at me. What a nightmare.

    • Why is this happening to us?

      That was horrible for Robyn.

  • chacha1

    I just read that Drippy Dickie gets hair extensions, and it showed an interview with him and the sister skanks talking about it

    • Sandy Wood

      What a vain JERK!!!
      I knew there was more volume to his hair, I thought maybe plugs, but come to think of it that would be too painful for him.
      He better be careful how he swings that mop, they might go flying.

      • chacha1

        IKR

    • Snarky Snarkerton

      Plugs would be a better option for him!

    • KT

      NO WAY!!!! That’s hilarious!!!! Where did you see that????

      • chacha1

        I can’t post that but it is on one website that also has a show on TV …. and the slugs were all gushing over him and his hair as usual … he said he looked better without the extensions, but that asshole never looks good, Meri also told him he looks like Keith Urban so that is why he wears his hair that way GAG

        • Sandy Wood

          Good Morning chacha…Beach has a new SW thread up.

          • chacha1

            Good Morning Sandy, thanks and the clip is called The Hair Secret and I think you can find it on TLC site also

    • Denise Kruszka Anderson

      How stupid- he looked so much better with short hair.

      • chacha1

        Again, I respectfully disagree, this asshat never looked good no matter what, he is a very dirty unkept slug

        • Denise Kruszka Anderson

          lol

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  • Fran

    LOL “crotch side view” – unless you were a VIP with front crotch seats.